Rovco builds New Senior Executive Team
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02 April 2020
Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV, hydrographic and artificial intelligence-based technology services, today announced a number of key executive team hires and internal appointments. The news marks the continued expansion of the company during a period of sustained growth, as the number of employees reaches nearly 50.
Brian Allen, our CEO commented "The announcements today are a further milestone in Rovco’s development as we become the premier provider of artificial intelligence-based technology and robotic services. We now have a strong executive team with the experience and capabilities to fulfil our vision. We are looking to hire additional top class sales and project talent as our exponential growth continues and we prepare to take advantage of opportunities through these current market difficulties.”
The new appointments, who will be based in Bristol and Edinburgh, are:
Reena Rowan who has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, having previously held senior finance positions within Innogy and a number of PE-backed organisations across the offshore wind, oil, gas and telecommunications sectors. In her roles, budgets ranged from £25m to over £800 million and Reena also supported high profile renewables projects, such as the Galloper wind farm.
Martin Young who has been promoted internally to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Martin will determine the strategic direction for our technologies. Previously Martin was Technical Director of the Rovco Team with a background in software development.
Iain Wallace is now Rovco’s Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), having previously worked as CTO, Iain leads the development of 3D vision and AI to improve quality and reduce cost in subsea inspection. With a PhD in AI, and research in industry, his expertise ranges from multi-robot exploration to vision systems for Mars rovers. As well as delivering complex AI in the harshest environments on Earth.
Ian Bryan joins as Consultant Chief Operating Officer (COO), bringing 35 years’ experience in defence, robotic manufacturing and the renewable sectors to the role, including as Managing Director, Group Business Operations at Global Marine Group.
Finally, Simon Miller joins the team as General Manager of Rovco Scotland. Simon brings over 25 years experience in Operations, Senior Projects, Sales and Business Development from Rolls Royce Commercial Marine and Oceaneering International Inc.